Summary: ABSOLUTE FRUSTRATING JUNK. Great sound in a compact setup. Unfortunately, the speakers are frustrating to use when they mute when sound input level is below a threshold. The speakers enter a "power-save" mode and mute when sound produced by my computer is below a level - unfortunately that level is not low at all. Low sounds come out perfectly fine from headphones while these speakers completely mute. Update: Dropping down stars.
Decent speakers bad function with design not being able to disable energy saver.
15 July 2014
Summary: Satellite speakers have a higher tin-like (high treble) output but generally acceptable for a 2.1 computer speaker. The one thing I wish I knew in advance was that there is a energy saving feature that you cannot turn off so if the speakers do not detect any volume it stays off. Good for power but not good for quick sounds from the computer like alerts, notifications that do not give the speakers enough time to come out of sleep mode.
Summary: I have the Creature 2 and I bought the Creature 3 for my boyfriend. The Creature 2 is excellent, it's solid, sound is great and has lasted for over 6 years. The Creature 3 is much lighter, feels cheaper, and the subwoofer rattles when you play very base heavy music or sounds, even with the base turned down to the lowest setting. It seems ok on anything that does not require heavy base. Returned the Creature 3, wish they still made the Creature 2.
Summary: I love these speakers. It looks quirky, which I like. It has bass and treble controls. It has plenty of power. Plus, when I want a lot more bass, it delivers. My only criticism is that the volume control is a set of two touch-sensitive buttons on the right speaker. I would have preferred a knob.
Summary: the looks of the jbl creature is just so beautiful... these have tiny satellite speakers with good sound not very good it sounds ok like.... the sub woofer is small and the bass is not appropriate correct it distorts when u put it more than half of the bass level.but overall package is good as it looks great....
They cheapened the product from Creature II - don't buy
Fabio Madonna SD, Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: I had a creature II and it was much more powerful and high quality. This Creature III is much smaller, and flimsy, and the sound feels very cheap and not deep. I will return this equipment, do not buy it!!!
Summary: This is the fourth time I have purchased this product-the first time my younger son "borrowed" it and didn't return it. I bought another and gave it to my teenage niece after she begged me for it. I then bought it again but ended up giving it to my other son out of a a sense of fairness since I had given one to his brother. I plan to keep this one or else I will have to buy another.